10 Common Issues We Encounter With Laptop Use and Their Solutions

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10 Common Issues We Encounter With Laptop Use and Their Solutions

People often come across different problems with their computers on a daily basis. Some of the common issues include virus attacks, encountering security problems, and resetting a router. An ordinary computer user may visit a computer shop and end up paying some precious bucks to resolve such issues. However, you should know that you can easily take care of these with basic computer knowledge. Keep in mind, before attempting to troubleshoot a problem; it is imperative that you possess the basic understanding of the technicalities involved. Otherwise, you may end up aggravating the issue. Let’s have a look at the ten common problems that you may face while using a computer:

Laptop Battery

One of the most common problems people face with their laptops is their battery. Some people keep them plugged even if it is running at a hundred percent and end up damaging the batteries. This is valid for old computers with nickel-based batteries. However, modern computers with lithium-based batteries do not overcharge. That said, you should make sure your laptop is placed at a cool place because heat can damage the battery, especially when you are running processor-intensive programs with charger plugged-in the battery.  

Micro SD and TF Cards

Similar to other storage media, the Micro SD and TF cards are prone to different issues. The most common errors people get with these cards include invalid file system and events when your PC does not read the contents of the card. For the first problem, you can run CHKDSK to scan and repair the card, while for the second, you should make sure the card’s driver is working properly. To get in-depth details about these cards, check techora.net.

Viruses and Trojans

Viruses are programs that copy themselves and damage your computer, and they spread quickly. Trojans, on the other hand, are applications that appear to be normal but allow someone else to control your computer. Always have a reliable anti-virus software program to keep these harmful programs at bay.

Public Wi-Fi

If you contain any kind of sensitive information on your computer or mobile phones, you must avoid using public Wi-Fi. Public networks are incredibly insecure and may help a black hat hacker to steal your data.

Spam Email

All of us receive countless emails every week, and at times, our account fails to mark them as junk. Most hackers use phishing scams these days to steal information from innocent people. By being a little careful, you can easily identify spam. Before opening an email from any business, I highly recommend that you make sure it comes from an authentic source. Avoid clicking on links that come in random emails.

Cables and Adapters

Computer cables and adapters can stop working at any time, and some of them are very costly such as the HDMI cable. You can always buy a simple and cost-effective product because there is not much difference in performance.

Password Theft

Hacks are very common on the internet, so once a website you have an account with is hacked, it will compromise your security as well. Install a reliable password manager to secure your information over the internet.

Router

It is common to login to our computers to only find the internet is not working. If it happens, unplug your router and plug it back again. Chances are high; it will start working.If not, call the ISP helpline, and they will guide you.

Torrenting

Downloading movies through a torrent is not legal and may cause problems for you, especially if your internet provider is monitoring your traffic. However, you can use a VPN for torrent to hide your identity.

Online Privacy

Taking into account the recent statistics of online data theft, you must adopt a strict approach toward your security over the internet. You should create and maintain strong passwords and enable 2-factor password authentication.

Asma Altaf
Asma is currently living up to her dream of becoming a psychologist. Apart from being a full time student, she loves to read books, comics and online blogs. In addition, to following all the latest TV shows she loves to write blogs and publish her experiences online.

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